. they said the tone was encouraging. >> the economy is in the process of healing. the economy is better, it has a long ways to go, unemployment is a couple percentage points lower than it was a cupper year ago -- couple years ago. the summit is now in its 10th year. >>> teachers have reached a new contract agreement following 10 months of negotiations. the teachers union said the wage increase for this year and next total 4.5%. class sizes are protects. negotiations had reached an impasse until the assembly member agreed to mediate. >> the sim tommy -- symphony grocers are back at the table. they want a wage increase saying they are losing musicians to other orchestras. they are in the top three highest paid symphonies. >>> casino workers took to the streets demanding better pay. >> housekeeping, gaming and food service workers rallied with supporters, workers have been struggling to earn a living wage. the protest comes after a judge cited the casino for labor law violations on march 5. >>> for many people celebrating st. patricks day means drinking.